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27 February

720BCE – China Solar eclipse observed. http://www.phenomena.org.uk

380 – Roman Empire – Edict of Thessalonica, Emperor’s desire that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity. http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/301-600/theodosius-issued-an-edict-11629680.html

425 – Roman Empire – University of Constantinople founded by Theododius II. http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2011/05/university-of-constantinople-founded-in.html

1545 – Scotland – Battle of Ancrum Moor (Anglo Scottish Wars). http://www.rampantscotland.com/Battles/battle_ancrum.htm

1560 – England/Scotland – Treaty of Berwick signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Berwick_(1560)

1594 – France – Coronation of Henry IV. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_IV_of_France

1617 – Sweden/Russia – Treaty of Stolbovo signed (Ingrian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Stolbovo

1700 – New Britain – Discovered by William Dampier. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/dampier-william-1951


1776 – USA – Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, North Carolina (American Revolutionary War). https://youtu.be/wHruuocdBdI  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Moore%27s_Creek_Bridge

1809 – France – Action of 27 February (French Revolutionary Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_27_February_1809

1812 – UK – Lord Byron addressed House of Lords defending Luddites in Nottinghamshire. http://www.luddites200.org.uk/LordByronspeech.html

1829 – Ecuador – Battle of Tarqui (Gran Colombia-Peru War).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tarqui

1844 – Hispaniola – Dominican War of Independence began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_War_of_Independence

1861 – Poland – Russian troops fired on protestors against Russian rule, 5 killed.

1864 – USA – First Battle of Dalton ended (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Dalton

1864 – USA – First Northern prisoners arrived at Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/warfare-and-logistics/warfare/andersonville.html

1867 – UK – Earthquake measuring 2.7Mw, epicentre in Grasmere, Yorkshire.

1868 – UK – Benjamin Disraeli became Prime Minister (Conservative). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/benjamin-disraeli-the-earl-of-beaconsfield

1881 – South Africa – Battle of Majuba Hill (First Boar War). http://www.britishbattles.com/first-boer-war/majuba-hill.htm

1900 – UK – Labour Representation Committee (Labour Party) founded. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/britain/labourpartyrev1.shtml

1900 – South Africa – Battle of Paardeberg ended (Second Boer War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Paardeberg

1900 – South Africa – Battle of Tugela Heights ended (Second Boer War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Tugela_Heights

1900 – Germany – FC Bayern Münich founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Bayern_Munich


1917 – Russia – February Revolution ended. https://youtu.be/cV9G1QUIm7w WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_Revolution

1921 – Austria – International Working Union of Socialist Parties founded in Vienna. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Working_Union_of_Socialist_Parties

1932 – China – Japanese Invasion of Manchuria ended (Second Sino-Japanese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Manchuria

1933 – Germany – Fire at the Reichstag Parliament building in Berlin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire

1939 – USA – US Supreme Court ruled sit-down strikes illegal.

1940 – USA – Carbon 14 discovered by Martin Kamen & Sam Ruben. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon-14

1942 – Java Sea – First battle of Java Sea (WWII). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Java_Sea

1942 – Honduras – Fuerza Aérea Hondureña plane crashed at La Másica Mountains, Atlántida, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420227-1

1942 – Australia – RAAF plane crashed at Townsville SPB, Queensland, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420227-2

1943 – USA – Explosion at Smith Mine, Bearcresk, Montana, 74 killed. http://www3.gendisasters.com/montana/5372/bear-creek,-mt-smith-mine-disaster,-feb-1943

1943 – Germany – Rosenstrasse Protest began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenstrasse_protest

1945 – South Pacific – US Navy plane crashed, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450227-2

1948 – Brazil – FAB plane crashed near Breves, PA, 23 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480227-0

1950 – Czech Republic – CSA plane crashed at Praded Mountain, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500227-0

1958 – UK – Manx Airlines plane crashed at Winter Hill, Lancashire, 35 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19580227-0

1962 – South Vietnam – South Vietnamese Independence Palace Bombing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_South_Vietnamese_Independence_Palace_bombing

1963 – Dominican Republic – Juan Bosch became president. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Bosch


1973 – USA – Wounded Knee Incident began. https://youtu.be/Opbxnuw0Dw0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_incident

1986 – USA – US Senate televised on trial basis.

1989 – Venezuela – Caracazo Riots began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracazo

1994 – Norway – XVII Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Lillehammer. http://www.olympic.org/lillehammer-1994-winter-olympics

1995 – Iraq – Car bomb exploded in Zakho, 54+ killed. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/28/world/car-bomb-kills-at-least-54-in-kurdish-iraq.html

2002 – India – Godhra Train Burning, 59 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godhra_train_burning

2004 – Philippines – Superferry 14 bombing, 116 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_SuperFerry_14_bombing

2008 – UK – Earthquake measuring 5.2Mw, epicentre in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7266136.stm

2010 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 8.8Mw, epicentre offshore Maule, 523 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8540289.stm

2010 – Argentina – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre in Salta, 2 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Salta_earthquake

2012 – Yemen – Yemeni Revolution ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemeni_Revolution

2013 – Switzerland – Menznau Shooting, 5 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Menznau_shooting

York

1963 – Beatles appeared at Rialto Theatre (1st concert). http://www.yorkmix.com/uncategorized/it-was-50-years-ago-today-the-beatles-in-york/